Women's Hockey Takes over ACC
On November 13th, 2012 the Toronto Maple Leafs announced that they would be partnering with the Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) to support women's hockey. Along with this, it was also announced that Air Canada Centre would play host to Toronto Furies as they took on Team Alberta.
On Saturday November 17th, 2012, history was made as Air Canada Centre opened its doors to host the first ever CWHL game in a professional sports arena.
As over 5,000 fans filtered into the building, the evening kicked off with a pre-game autograph session by Leafs' Alumni Wendel Clark, Gary Leeman and Johnny Bower and former standout women's hockey Olympian Jennifer Botterill and Hockey Hall of Famer Angela James, who also took part in the ceremonial puck drop.
At the end of three periods the final score was Furies 3 – Alberta 0. A big thank you to all fans that were in attendance to support!
For more information on the CWHL and Toronto Furies be sure to visit www.toronto.cwhl.ca.
Hitting the Road
In October, the Leafs Hockey Development team hit the road for a three-day trip to the Stirling-Rawdon community, winners of Kraft Hockeyville 2012.
From dressing room tours in the Mobile Fan Zone and youth skills clinics, to autograph signings, hospital visits and an Alumni game, fans were out in full force taking in the special Leafs activities and events happening daily.
We arrived in Stirling prepared to share the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey experience with a small community of 1,900 people, but left being reminded that hockey is more than a game played on ice, it is a sport that unites friends, families and communities.